Panther-Fibel (1944) - A New and Authentic English Language Reproduction
The Tank Museum has faithfully and meticulously translated the wartime Panther tank handbook.
Based on the original document housed in our Archive, this self-published title will feature English text carefully set over the German, retaining the rhyming verses and intended wit of the authors.
It includes inserts from the original book and a new foreword by Curator David Willey.
This edition will be close to the original size (12.5cm x17.8cm – ideal for tankies’ pockets) and on identical paper for an authentic feel.
Panther-Fibel was created as an engaging and easy to understand handbook to break the tradition of heavy-going technical manuals.
Such sophisticated machines required considerable knowledge to keep them in action, so commanders sought to snag the interest of young tank crews with these light-hearted, well-illustrated handbooks.
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We currently anticipate that printed books will arrive by the beginning of June.